We already know from previous manuscripts that Kali is one of the most worshiped Goddesses of Hindu Religion in many parts of the world. She is also one of the most misunderstood goddesses of all. Her name is derived from the Sanskrit root word âKalâ which means time. Kali is the personification of time and death. Maha Kali is the fiercest form of Maa Durga representing the destroyer of evil. But Kali is also a compassionate mother who loves her devotees and is easy to please. Maha Kali is usually worshiped by tantrics to achieve special siddhis. Goddess Kali is the goddess of liberation. In Bengal, Diwali is celebrated as Kali Puja. Kali is worshipped in her destructive mode. She is terrifying to look at, black and furious, with four hands, dripping blood and dressed in skulls. She is shown with one foot on Lord Shiva and with her tongue sticking out. She is also the first of the ten Mahavidyas . They are Tara, Shodashi, Bhuvaneshwari, Bhairavi, Chinnamasta and Dhumavati, Matangi, Kamala and Bagla Mukhi.